July was a busy month for our High Performance and Australian teams, and it was great to see so many athletes back competing on the world stage.

On behalf of Paddle Australia and the wider Canoe Slalom community I’d like to congratulate Mark Crosbee who became the Junior C1 World Champion this month. Mark is a remarkable young athlete, and it was a very special win for not only himself, but his family, friends and the Canoe Slalom team.

Click here to read the full update from Paddle Australia CEO Phil Jones

As always, to keep up-to-date, stay tuned to paddle.org.au and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Yours in Paddling,
Paddle Australia

Paddle Australia celebrates Green and Gold Runway to Brisbane 2032

23 July marked the start of the Green & Gold Runway to Brisbane 2032, with sports across the country gearing up to make the most of this unique opportunity. 

Not only will the next decade be an opportunity to unearth a new generation of talent, it will be an opportunity for sports to connect with the Australian community in an effort to encourage more people to Have A Go. Find out more >>>

New coaching apprenticeships to fast-track next generation

Australian sport has taken an enormous step in its bid to become a world-leader in coach development ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) naming 31 coaches as part of a flagship national apprenticeship program.

Olympian Bernadette Wallace is among the developing coaches who will benefit from paid two-year coaching apprenticeships as part of the inaugural National Generation 2032 Coach Program. Read more >>>

New AIS video technology a game-changer for Aussie athletes

Australian athletes around the country have received a boost thanks to new state-of-the art video technology from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). A total of $1.17million worth of multi-camera video training systems have so far been allocated across 28 high performance training centres spread across every Australian state and territory.

Paddle Australia is in the process of developing a state of the art performance analysis system and is grateful for the support from the AIS Video Optimisation Grants program. A new camera installation will be completed at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium, home of the PA High Performance Program – Canoe Slalom. Read more >>>

Paddle Australia announces new Safety Advisory Group

Paddle Australia (PA) is pleased to announce the seven members of the new Paddle Australia Safety Advisory Group (SAG). The SAG has been established to provide advice and support to the CEO and Managers of PA regarding safety issues relevant to the paddling community.

Composed of seven members all with varying roles and experience, and from states and territories right across Australia, the SAG will work across Paddle Australia’s competitions, community and paddling industry to ensure that safety of PA’s members remains of utmost importance. Find out more >>>

#MyPaddleOz | On The Water with The Festival of Canoe and Kayak

The inaugural Festival of Canoe and Kayak (F.O.C.K.) has had a successful launch on the NSW South Coast.

The three-day event in Gangurang, Kangaroo Valley, saw hundreds of festivalgoers show up for the inclusive, accessible and family-friendly event.

The event is set to become an annual celebration offering paddling enthusiasts and the canoe-curious a unique chance to gather and celebrate culture and community.

Find out more >>>

Share your stories with us!

Whether it's about your club, your events, your discipline or favourite paddle trail...we'd love to hear from you! Send in your photos, videos or stories to be featured in Paddle Pulse.

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Sport NSW Community Awards

Congratulations to Paddle NSW members Andy Halliday and Naomi Johnson who were recognised at the Sport NSW Community Awards this month. 

Andy was recognised with a Distinguished Long Service Award, while Naomi was named as a finalist for Volunteer Director of the Year.

Find out more >>>

Paddle TAS Women's Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course

Paddle Tasmania is pleased to be offering a women's only Whitewater Packraft course.

Dates: 4-6 November 2022

Duration: 3-day river journey

Venue: Alum Cliffs section of the Mersey River in North West Tasmania (near Mole Creek).

Find out more >>>

Discipline Technical Committees Vice Chairs elected

Paddle Australia would like to congratulate the following individuals who have been elected as Vice Chairs of their respective Discipline Technical Committees:

Sprint: Laura White and Mark Bulmer
Slalom: Kate Vyvyan
Polo: Matt Moore
Marathon: John Young
Ocean Racing: Anthony Deague and Quona Ross Atkinson
Wildwater: Kris Smith

Supporting the introduction of the National Integrity Framework

As part of our commitment to safeguarding paddling in Australia, Paddle Australia has now adopted the National Integrity Framework and implemented supporting polices (see here for more information).  Please note the following changes and required actions for members:

  • Next time you log into Paddle Australia’s Membership & Events Portal (JustGo), you will be asked to accept revised Paddle Australia Terms & Conditions, which have been updated accordingly to refer to the National Integrity and supporting policies. 
  • Each time you purchase or renew a membership, you will now be asked to tick a declaration box confirming that you acknowledge and agree to comply with applicable policies. 

We thank members for their co-operation in keeping the sport and recreation of paddling safe and fair for all involved.  For more information, please contact the National Integrity Manager at integrity@paddle.org.au.

Mark Crosbee wins Junior C1 World Championships title

Mark Crosbee was crowned the World Junior C1 champion this month at the 2022 ICF Canoe Slalom Junior / U23 World Championships in Ivrea, Italy.

The 18-year-old, who also happens to be the cousin of Olympic Champion and multiple Canoe Slalom World Championships medallist Jessica Fox, qualified in 24th place for Friday’s semi-final. He moved up to 8th for the 10-paddler final, before the run of his life without any gate touches saw the Melburnian secure the gold, 0.35 seconds ahead of Michal Urban from Czech Republic in second and Urban’s teammate Lukas Kratochvil in third (+0.74). Read more >>>

Senior Canoe Slalom Team launch World Championships campaign with strong Teams performance 

Paddle Australia’s National Canoe Slalom Team had a strong start to their World Championships campaign in Augsburg, Germany, with all nine athletes settling their nerves in the Kayak and Canoe Team events.

On a notoriously tricky course, there were numerous penalties across all teams, however all three athletes agreed it was a great first hit-out at the World Championships, and a fun challenge to compete in the Teams event. Read more >>>

Richard Cass brings home Canoe Freestyle Masters Medal

The 2022 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships were held in Nottingham, UK earlier this month, and for the first time, the canoe festival had a Masters event for paddlers aged 40 to 60+.

Three athletes represented Australia in the inaugural Masters competition, with Richard Cass winning a bronze medal in the Men’s 60+ division. Read more >>>

Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom team hungry for more after World Championships success

The 2022 ICF Junior/U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships came to a close over the weekend in Ivrea, Italy, with one new Australian Junior World Champion and an invaluable international experience for the entire team.

 Read more >>>

Aussies impress at Canoe Freestyle World Championships

The Australian Canoe Freestyle team proudly represented the green and gold at the 2022 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in Nottingham (UK) last week, with Aussie representation across Open, Junior and Master’s events.

With a mixture of youth and experience in the team, the camaraderie across all three divisions was evident, highlighted by Australia securing a Masters bronze medal. Read more >>>

Paddle Smart

Paddle Smart has been designed for all paddlers: from those who are new to paddle sports to those that are already hooked on this great lifelong activity.

Take note of these five vital checks when planning your boating trip: warnings current for your paddling area, weather conditions affecting safe navigation and comfort, wind conditions, wave conditions and tide times. Be prepared to defer your plans if the winds are too strong and the waves are too big. Find more >>>
The beautiful Lake Baroon in Queensland as captured by @globalpaddlerhq

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